University of Luxembourg

Research Associate in Real-Time Signal Processing

University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire a highly motivated and outstanding researcher in the areas of Real-Time Signal Processing, Embedded Systems, Microwave Propagation and Antennas at its Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability, and Trust (SnT). SnT is a centre carrying out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) systems and services. SnT is active in several international research projects funded by the European Space Agency and the EU7th framework program. For further information, you may check:, and

The Centre is rapidly expanding its research activities and is seeking a highly motivated Researcher who wishes to contribute to its partnership and research projects. The successful candidate will perform theoretical and experimental research on Real-Time Signal Processing applied for future communications and radar systems.

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Your Role

The successful candidate will join a strong and motivated research team led by Prof. Björn Ottersten and Prof. Symeon Chatzinotas to work on one or more of the following areas:

  • Research on Real-Time Signal Processing and Artificial Intelligence for:
    - MIMO communications with LTE, NR, 5G and beyond
    - Next generation MIMO satellite communications
    -Distributed MIMO satellite applications
    – Next generation Earth observation and Remote Sensing applications including automotive and civilian radar
  • Distributed and Collaborative processing systems
  • On-board processing techniques
  • Research and design of active or passive analog microwave components for the aforementioned applications
  • Internet-of-Things, Machine-to-Machine communications
  • Vehicular communications and autonomous driving
  • Opening his own research line in synergy with the currents research projects

The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Researching the predefined areas
  • Participating in research proposal drafting and project deliverables
  • Collaborate in ongoing ESA, European, and national projects
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications and conference presentations
  • Assisting in the organization of relevant workshops and demos

Your Profile

Qualification: The candidate should possess a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or affine. With a proven record of accomplishment in the development and testing of real-time signal processing systems in the areas of Satellite Communications, Wireless Communications, Radar, or Earth Observation.

Experience: The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and experience in a number of the following topics:

  • A solid mathematical background
  • Hands-on design and development of real-time signal processing systems
  • Embedded processing systems. ZINQ, ARM with architectures 32&64 bits
  • Embedded operating systems, FreeRTOS, Yocto, Petalinux, PINQ
  • Hardware Software co-design techniques. FPGA design and verification
  • Software Development using C++, Python, MATLAB
  • Being familiar with the commercially available embedded system design and simulation tools in particular the Xilinx tool set. VIVADO, HLS, SDK, System Generator, etc.
  • Knowledge of Communications and Networking standards would be a benefit.
  • Knowledge of RF front-end design for L/S/C bands and up to 80 Ghz would be a benefit

Language Skills: Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.

We offer

The University offers highly competitive salaries and plentiful opportunities for training activities towards professional development. The University offers a 2-years-fixed Term contract, extensible upon satisfaction of progress milestones, on a full-time basis (40hrs/week). You will be working in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a dynamic and growing centre. The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

Further Information

The applicationshould include:

  • Full CV, including a list of publications and contact details of two referees
  • Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses
  • Research statement and topics of particular interest to the candidate (300 words)
  • All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply

Deadline for applications: July 15th, 2020. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon arrival.

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